Friends of the Earth Scotland estimates air pollution accounts for 3,500 early deaths in Scotland. With Byres Road/Dumbarton Road designated as one of Scotland Government’s pollution zone, we need Glasgow City Council to take action.
The petition calls for:
- An up-to-date, revised Transport Strategy for the city which ensures that at the very least that air quality legal limits are met by April 2017 on Byres Road.
- Establishment of Low Emission Zones in Glasgow as a matter of urgency.
- Extension of electric car plug in points to include Byres Road • The introduction of specific measures to reduce traffic volumes on Byres Rd.
- The introduction of pilot schemes in Glasgow to restrict traffic at school entrances for daily start and finish times
The local campaign group against the WH Malcolm planning proposal is also waiting to here about the outcome of a proposed petition to the Council about air pollution on South Street.